My brother is the kind of guy who bases his wardrobe around his school’s colors. For years, he was an NC State (my alma mater) mega-fan, and consequently, he wore a lot of red. Then, he ended up going to college somewhere with completely different school colors – green, which is scientifically the opposite of red – and he’s been slowly trying to get more gear in his new school’s colors. I think he got the school spirit gene that was intended for me, as well as his own – it literally never occurred to me to dress in my school’s colors. For a long time, my favorite NC State shirt was yellow. Yellow!
Anyway, when he mentioned that he got cold walking to class, I figured a hat in his new school colors would be the perfect gift. Unfortunately it was like 5 days before Christmas, but that made it more of a fun challenge. Speed knitting! I thought this hat was a little more interesting then the standard ribbed hat, and when it’s stretched out on his head, it almost looks like a herringbone pattern.
If you’re interested, the pattern for this hat is located here. Do you guys read the Purl Bee? They have the coolest projects. I visited their store in New York before I even knew who they were – and it was awesome. Every time I read their blog, I wish I could go back!